Function and Duties of the Commissioner's Court
|Purpose and Responsibilities of the County Commissioner's Court
The Commissioner's Court is the governing body of the county. The Texas Constitution specifies that courts consist of a county judge and four county commissioners elected by the qualified voters of individual commissioner's precincts. The county judge is the presiding officer of the County Commissioner's Court. The court exercises powers over county business as provided by law (Tex. Const. Art. V, Sec 18).
Many state administrative responsibilities rest with the court as well as a growing number of permissive authorities. The Local Government Code contains many of the provisions that guide the commissioner's court in carrying out its responsibilities for the operation of county government. For example, the Code covers the duties and authority of the commissioner's court and other officers related to financial, management, public officers and employees, regulatory matters, property acquisition, buildings, and many other areas of county affairs.
|Areas of major responsibility for the Commissioner's Court
include the following:
Source - Texas Association of Counties, Guide to Texas Laws for County Officials 1999-2000 Edition
- Staff Directory
- Office Hours:
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Monday - Friday
Closed from 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM